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It was a very large march.This was mostly a unions event. All Broadway was cleared of traffic between Herald Square and 14 Street (20 blocks = 1 mile). Bloomberg’s Army was there – but not in riot gear or hazmat suits. This being unions and not dirty hippies, they were wearing jackets marked “COMMUNITY AFFAIRS” .
A small but spirited contingent picketed some of the sides of one of the Credit Suisse buildings for the anti war profiteers action last night. I didn’t know there were two huge Credit Suisse buildings there and they had a zillion entrances
– now noticeable by the number of cops (Bloomberg’s army) posted there.
The free ones actually do it by reporting
the students strike against tuition hikes albeit in their skewed way.
The mogul owned ones do it tabloid style, with identical headlines
They almost seem to be taunting us, don’t they?
I went there with the dog and my cans. Police surrounded the place with their metal barricades making getting in very difficult. people started using the barricades as tables. I was being offered meals several times as I walked through
-Here’s the account from the OWS site
Today, Occupations across the U.S. have shown that the 99% Movement can do more than protest — we can also take care of one another. In D.C. and many other cities, Occupiers sat down for a “family meal.” In New York, Occupy The Hood dropped off hundreds of meals at shelters across Brooklyn. The OWS kitchen cooked warm meals for 4000 people and handed them out at Liberty Square. Following dinner, there was a spontaneous sit-in in solidarity with the many people who lost their place of rest when OWS was raided on November 15th.
And no plastic turkey as I feared – luckily for OWS he is a chicken
on edit, adding a few more pictures
Volunteers were distributing these invitations far and wide
The People Library – which Bloomberg confiscated and destroyed is being revived
Posted 20 hours ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 10:51 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
This Thanksgiving, Occupy Wall Street is celebrating unity and community with an open feast at Liberty Square. From 2 to 6 p.m. at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) we will meet to share food, stories and inspiration. All members of our global community are invited to break bread with us.
Indigenous voices, religious leaders, food justice activists and leaders from peoples’ movements around the world are speaking on Thursday at Liberty Square. Occupy Thanksgiving is a celebration for the entire New York community. All are invited.
There will also be a can food drive. Donations of cans will go to local food banks and pantries throughout NYC.”
I think I’ll go by with my dog, my camera and some cans of food before joining my family.